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In 2012, we launched SanDisk Ventures to invest in companies with promising technologies that extend the value proposition of flash-based solutions. Over a three-year period, we will be investing over $75 million dollars in select early- to mid-stage companies that demonstrate innovation-enabling flash solutions and that possess strong intellectual property and management teams. By collaborating with SanDisk, these companies gain access to a broad product portfolio from a recognized leader in flash, world-class technical expertise, customer introductions and an expanded channel for their products and services.
SanDisk Ventures targets investments across the spectrum of flash storage—from companies with solutions that enhance enterprise storage applications to companies that develop consumer products. Our target investment areas include:
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Mr. Sadana has served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Company since April 2010. Previously, he was President of Sunrise Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Sadana was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, as well as Chief Technology Officer at Freescale Semiconductor. He started his career at IBM where he held several hardware design, software development, operations, strategic planning, business development, and general management roles.
Mr. Sadana earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Mr. Hartner joined SanDisk’s Corporate Strategy team in January 2011. He oversees SanDisk's global M&A, venture capital, and strategic corporate business development activities. Prior to SanDisk, he was the Chief Marketing Officer of VIA optronics and General Manager of VIA optronics' North America and China divisions, where he successfully led the company into the consumer-electronics segment.
Mr. Hartner earned his Diplom-Ingenieur Degree in Vehicle Engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences, with a concentration in Airframe Structural Design. He earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.
Mr. Fridman leads SanDisk’s corporate business development and venture's investment opportunities in Europe and Israel. In addition, Mr. Fridman has served as Director of OEM Strategic Marketing. Previously, he was Director of Mobile BU Strategic Marketing and Product Management. Mr. Fridman joined SanDisk in November 2006 through the acquisition of Msystems Ltd.
Mr. Fridman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bar Ilan University and his MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Ms. Kamat oversees SanDisk’s global venture investment and strategic business development opportunities. She has also been a key contributor in several M&A and post-merger integration activities since 2011. Ms. Kamat started her career in engineering and offers a strong background in product and system development.
Ms. Kamat is pursuing her MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of Berkeley. She has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a BE in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Mr. Arora leads SanDisk’s corporate business development and venture's investment opportunities with a focus on enterprise storage. Mr. Arora joined SanDisk in June, 2012 and led business development activities for the enterprise business unit prior to joining the Corporate Strategy team. He previously spent over 14 years architecting enterprise software products at large companies such as EMC and NetApp, as well as at start-ups such as Mendocino Software.
Mr. Arora earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Delhi University, and his Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Management Technology. He earned his MBA from the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University.
Nexenta Systems is a leader in the fast-growing software defined storage (SDS) market. Nexenta’s software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, scalable and cost-effective storage solutions for both private and public cloud environments. The company has over 5,000 customer deployments with more than 800 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta partners with key technology vendors, including Dell, Cisco and others, to support cloud deployments built on CloudStack and OpenStack solutions.
For more information, please see the press release: SanDisk ventures invests in software defined storage solutions leader Nexenta Systems
Magisto is a cloud-based service for creating and sharing professional quality personal movies. It automatically selects the most compelling moments from personal videos and photos and, like an expert video editor, weaves them together to convey a story with customized styles and music. Magisto can be used across iOS and Android platforms, and the Web, and is the highest-rated video creation app in the Google Play and iOS App Stores.
For more information, please see the press release: SanDisk Ventures Invests in Magisto, the Leader in Mobile Video Storytelling
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.
For more information, please see the press release: SanDisk Invests in Tegile Systems
Pebbles Interfaces is set to revolutionize the way people interact with the digital world. The company’s technology provides an entirely new meaning to simple and natural human gestures by unifying the interfaces with any device, platform or object, be it a smartphone, PC, smart TV -- from any distance. Peebles Interfaces develops advanced motion sensors that dematerialize physical objects into the digital space, at any range or angle, with no latency. The company’s minimal hardware is being embedded in its partners’ smart products and devices, and is set to reinvent consumer experience.
For more information, please see the press release: SanDisk Invests in Pebbles Interfaces
Panzura allows enterprises to achieve all the benefits of cloud storage in a secure platform while maintaining traditional NAS features and performance and providing global user interconnectivity and centralized storage. The Panzura Global Cloud Storage System integrates with existing infrastructures without changes and with the leading cloud storage platforms. Storage islands disappear, sprawl is reduced or eliminated, CapEx is replaced by OpEx, capacity and data protection costs go down, system management is simplified, and users share joint workflows as needed as if they were local. Panzura: Cloud Storage Made Seamless. Learn more at www.panzura.com
For more information, please see the press release: SanDisk Ventures Invests in Cloud Storage Solutions Provider Panzura, Extending Enterprise Storage Focus
Founded in 2008, WHIPTAIL is a data storage-industry innovator powering faster, more energy-efficient computing for today's global businesses via flash storage. The company's technology dramatically accelerates application performance and lowers costs for enterprises harnessing cloud computing, virtualization and big data. Based in Whippany, N.J., WHIPTAIL is run by Wall Street and Fortune 500 IT veterans, and backed by investors including Ignition Partners, RRE Ventures, Spring Mountain Capital, and SanDisk Corporation. Cisco acquired WHIPTAIL on Oct 29, 2013. Cisco will pay approximately $415 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of WHIPTAIL.
For more information, please see the press release: SanDisk Launches New Venture Capital Investment Initiative